Erase Ugly Scratches from Your Wood Floors

By: Jane Hoback Published: January 14, 2011 Repair wood floors and scratches that make rooms look worn out. We’ll show you easy ways to put the luster back into your floors. Camouflage scratches Take some artistic license to hide minor scratches in wood floors by...

Budget Kitchen Remodeling: 5 Money-Saving Steps

By: Gretchen Roberts Published: January 19, 2012 Can’t afford an entire kitchen remodel in one fell swoop? You can complete the work in 5 budget-saving stages (and still cook dinner during the down time). Stage one: Start with a complete design plan  Your plan...

5 Things You Forgot to Clean in Your Bathroom

By: Lisa Kaplan Gordon Published: March 30, 2012 Your bathroom, one of the rooms you clean most, hides areas that rarely see a scrub brush. It’s time to tackle these 5 nasty spots you probably forgot. But we presume you or someone else regularly swishes out the...

Air Conditioning Equipment: Repair or Replace?

By: Oliver Marks Published: December 4, 2009 If you’re deciding whether to repair or replace central air conditioning equipment, assess the quality of your house’s ductwork and insulation first. If your air conditioner is more than eight years old, repair...

Whole-House Fans: Maximum Cool, Minimum Cost

By: Laura Fisher Kaiser Published: January 28, 2011 A whole-house fan is a simple and inexpensive method of cooling a house. Maximum cooling from your whole-house fan Whenever the outside temperature drops below inside temps, open some screened windows and flip on the...